18th November 2013

Ards Friary Retreat and Conference Centre Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

Advent Retreat - Jesus Christ is born Sat 30 November - Sun 1 Dec 2013. Directed by Fr Kieran Shorten OFM Capuchin. Commences: 9.30am Concludes: after lunch Cost: €85 Residential €60 Non Residential. Contact: Ards Friary Tel: 074 9138909 or Email: info@ardsfriary.ie

Upcoming Event

Keep Sunday evening 8th December 8pm free for the Sweet Spirit Gospel Show in St. Georges Carrick-On-Shannon. Enquiries to St. Georges @ 071-9621757 or 086-1723178. Proceeds from this show will go to the Alzheimer’s Unit St Patricks Hospital Carrick & the Sligo/Leitrim Special Olympics Fund

Results of bridge held Thursday 14th November.
1st Monica Sharpley and Bernie Flynn
2nd Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith
3rd Carrie Maroney and Maureen Dolphin
Bridge continues every Thursday at 7pm in the Commercial hotel. All players most welcome.

Special Trócaire Collection
will be held next weekend 23rd & 24th for all those affected in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan.

Fighting Blindness

The Church Gate Collection for Fighting Blindness will be held on the 23rd and 24th November

The Gathering

Reflections on Ireland is a wonderful new book by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). Featuring inspiring reflections on what it means to be Irish from some of Ireland’s famous faces, compelling personal stories of Gathering events and spectacular pictures. Available from all good bookshops nationwide and online at www.hospicefoundation.ie RRP €20. All proceeds in aid of the IHF

Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
New GAA Club Website
Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s GAA have a completely new web site. It is completely new in design and is really worth looking at. The new address is ballinamoresoh.com. The club would like if people would look at the photographs in particular and where there are team photographs without names they would like if you would email the names to seanoheslinsgaa@eircom.net. The weekly news is also now available on facebook and twitter which should mean that a lot more people will have immediate access to the news.
Lotto Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar an Luan seo caite. Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i Prior’s. Pota Óir €6,500.
New GAA Club Website

Vintage Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting of South Leitrim/West Cavan  (Ballinamore) Vintage Tractor Society takes place on Thursday night 21st of November upstairs in the Poor Scholar Pub Ballinamore at 9pm. New members welcome. 

Ballinamore Boys and Girls Primary Schools Fundraiser, in Priors this Sat Nov 23rd. Tickets €10, available from committee or school going families.  Come along for a good night’s entertainment. PLEASE SUPPORT.

Final showing of "The Quare Land" in Ballyconnell Community Centre on Thurs. 5th Dec at 8.00.  Tickets available at 0877787514 /0499523112. Proceeds in aid of St. Mogues College, Bawnboy and Philippine Typhoon disaster Fund

Annual Poker Classic

In support of Ballinamore Heartsafe defibs in Shortt’s Bar, Friday 22nd Nov at 9.30pm sharp. Entry €20. Buy in and Top ups €5. Refreshments served. Revalidation training dates will be coming up shortly, texts will be sent out, please try and attend.

Church of Ireland
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly

John Paul II Awards

On 29th Nov 2013 at 11am in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre Bishop Leo will present the Pope John Paul II Award to over 40 young people from around the diocese.  I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to all the priests of the diocese to come along and join us on this day so that you can get a flavour of what the JPII Awards are all about.  Those of you who have young people from your parish participating in the awards in the diocese will receive a special invitation via post.

Scór na nóg
The first rounds of scór na nóg 2014 will take place at the later than usual dates of January 4th and 5th.
The county final will take place in Carrick on Shannon on Jan 12th.
Anyone interested in representing SOH in figure dancing, solo singing, recitation, instrumental music, novelty act, question time, ballad group or set dancing please contact Orla Murphy on 0876245316.
Please note there are a number of changes to the different categories in the rule book which can be viewed on gaa.ie 

Ballinamore Active Age Group

Are holding their next meeting on Thursday Nov 21st at 3pm. On Wednesday Nov 6th we had a most enjoyable pre Christmas dinner in Glenview Gourmet restaurant Aughoo. Thank you Teresa and staff for looking after us so well and lovely.

Ballinamore Christmas Light

This year Santa’s arrival to Ballinamore will be a special occasion when his duties will not only include giving goody bags to the boys and girls of the town and surrounding areas but he will also turn on the new look Christmas Lights - This occasion will take place on Sunday the 8th at 5:30 at the Court house. A committee is working very hard to brighten up the town for this festive season. Anyone who wishes to make a contribution towards this cause can do so in the Credit Union- under " The Christmas Lights Fund". We will also be holding a bucket collection in the town of Ballinamore on the 13th and 14th of December. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you would like more information on this contact Dawn on 086-3115647.


Is now in Ballinamore For all coding enthusiasts CoderDojo is now in Ballinamore where having fun, developing your own games and animations is the objective. It’s free and run by volunteers, aimed at children and teenagers. It takes place in Ballinamore Library from 2:30 to 4:30, every second Saturday. Next session is Saturday 23rd of November. If you need more details please email: cdballinamore@gmail.com and follow us on twitter: @cdballinamore.

Eucharistic Adoration provides us with a chance to be with our Saviour one on one. Through this practice, we are invited to spend time alone with God in his real, physical form and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes and thoughts. We set aside a special time, a respite from our hectic modern lives, to create a personal space in which to meet our God. Why not come along any Wednesday evening from 9-10pm to the side room beside the alter and spend some time in prayer for whatever your needs or intentions in the presence of the Blessed

Some Christmas Whist Drives left (8.30pm)
Come along if you can, everyone welcome to our Christmas whist drives
Mohill Arus Carolan Centre 29th November at 8.30pm
3rd Thursday of December, Templeport
4th Tuesday of December, Killashandra

Alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary Retreat
Saturday 23rd and Sun 24th Nov 2013 at KNOCK SHRINE. Family
Advent Retreat. Led by Fr Bing. Contact 086 806 8259

Fire brigade Charity Car Wash
Well done to the stout-hearted firemen, who washed cars last Saturday until dark. The huge effort they put into raising money for a most worthy cause, North West Hospice is appreciated by all in the community!

Basic Life Support Training
Basic Life Support Training takes place at Breffni Family Resource Centre on Thursday 21st November from 7pm-10pm at a cost of €10 per person.   The main topics covered are CPR, AED, Treatment of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO), Choking, Strokes, Heart Attacks, Respirator Distress and Treatment of Asthma.   At the end of this course each successful participant will receive a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate.   For more information or registration call us on 071 9622566 or email: info@breffnifrc.com . ng, Strokes, Heart Attacks, Respirator Distress and Treatment of Asthma. At the end of this course each successful participant will receive a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate. For more information or registration call us on 071 9622566 or email: info@breffnifrc.com .
-- Breffni Community Development Co. Ltd.

Family Resource Centre Breffni Crescent Carrick on Shannon Co. Leitrim
Tel 071 9622566 / 9622567 Fax 071 9622106 Website: www.breffnifrc.com

Craft & Gift Fair Sunday 1st December
Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell Co. Cavan 11.00am - 6.00pm
At this year's event you can win 2 tickets to One Direction in Croke Park on Sunday 25th May, 2014 with a raffle in aid of Killygarry National School Parents Association. Plus we will have live entertainment from In Harmony, face painting and a wide variety of handmade goods and giftware including wood crafts, jewellery, art, greeting cards, soaps, candles, craft supplies, textiles, food items and more! Admittance is FREE so why not pop along and enjoy a great day out! For further information visit our website at www.downland-crafts.com Or telephone 087 189 6229


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